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Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - Faculty Full Time/Part Time - Health Sciences Assistant/Associate Clinical Professors

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $140,000-$165,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.

Application Window

Open date: August 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seeks an innovative and highly motivated doctorally prepared Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner to join the faculty. The Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) will serve in a unique role providing clinical care to older adults, clinical teaching activities, and clinical research. While all Nurse Practitioners are welcome and encouraged to apply, the school is particularly interested in Healthy Aging Living, Gerontology & Geriatrics.

This Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) will serve in a unique role that includes providing clinical care to older adults, teaching in the school of nursing programs, and conducting research. They will have recognized expertise in the care of older adults, particularly the holistic assessment and management of older adults with dementia, chronic co-morbid diseases, and/or frailty. This position will split their time between clinical responsibilities, teaching, and research.

This position will be responsible for providing patient care in the healthy aging clinic collaborating with geriatricians, advanced practice providers, and other clinicians and staff. This AGPCNP, working in a team-based care environment, will also serve as a clinical resource in providing clinical care for older adults including co-developing multifaceted treatment plans, providing patient education, and participating in clinical care huddles. In the clinical practice environment they will work under the direction of the Healthy Aging Clinic leadership in a team-based care environment, precept students in the clinic and report to the Associate Dean for Practice for practice related issues. This position will also have teaching responsibilities as assigned in the SON programs (DNP-FNP, PhD, MEPN, and PA programs), reporting to the Associate Dean for Academics. The AGPCNP will also be responsible for developing a program of research in collaboration with the Healthy Aging Clinic leadership and other researchers with similar research.

Part-time and full-time, non-tenured positions at the Assistant and Associate rank in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) Series or full-time Clinical X Series are available at UC Davis Health, which is located on a modern, 140-acre campus in Sacramento, California. The Sacramento campus is home to the School of Nursing, School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center (including a level-I trauma center and burn unit, and a full range of outpatient services), a fully accredited Children’s Hospital, and an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The budgeted salary range for this position is $140,000 to $165,000. Assistant or Associate salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.

Successful candidates will provide clinical care to geriatric patients, caregivers, and precept students. Duties will include:
Provides independent advanced level nurse practitioner clinical care to older adult patients.
• Works collaboratively within the team.
• Facilitate caregiver’s capabilities to provide safe care to their older adult relative or friend working with the AGCNS and other providers.
o Ensure that caregivers understand medication management, wound care,
incontinence care, behavior management and other identified patient
challenges as indicated; may refer to other clinic providers.
o Care coordination to help caregivers navigate the health system.
o Advance Care Planning
• Participate as a member of the team in clinic wide initiatives:
o Dementia care
o Behavioral Health Integration
o Complex Care and Medical Team conferences
o Transition Care Management
o Chronic Care Management
o Mobility
o Wellness
• Functions as an advanced practice nursing leader in collaboration with medical director and other leaders of the Healthy Aging Initiative.
• Provide direct care to older adults as indicated in alignment with the team-based care collaborative approach.
• Collaborates with leadership and clinic staff to develop systems and methods to assist/improve resource utilization and additional services.

• Collaborates with leadership to encourage practice environments that support shared decision-making, employee engagement, and interdisciplinary coordination of care.
• As needed, serve as a clinical expert resource for staff and students and provide geriatric screening examinations to older adults. These exams may include examples such as but not limited to:
o Mini Mental Status Exam or MOCA or Mini-Cog
o Unintentional Weight Loss Screening Tool
o Functional Screening (Lawton IADL, GAF)
o Geriatric Depression Scale
o Nutrition assessments
o Pain assessments
• Precept advanced practice students
• Documents care comprehensively in the electronic health record.

• Develops a program of clinical research:
o In collaboration with the Family Caregiving Institute, Associated Medical Departments, SON Associate Deans for Research and Practice, develops a program of funded research focusing on family caregivers and related topics of interest in the care of older adults OR
o In collaboration with other members of the healthy aging community and SON, develops a program of funded research.
• Participates in Family Caregiving Institute or other UCDH or SON research consortium activities.
• Disseminates research findings to national audiences.

• Teach and mentor students in areas of expertise as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academics.
• Provide service to the School of Nursing, Health System, and University through committee participation as assigned.
• Provide service to the community and profession.

A candidate for appointment in the HSCP Series is evaluated by the following criteria, which is appropriately weighted according to the primary emphasis on clinical and clinically relevant teaching and patient care services and according to the needs of the school and the individual’s responsibilities in the specific discipline. The four criteria are:

  1. Teaching
  2. Professional competence and activity
  3. Scholarly or creative activity
  4. University and public service

All candidates will also be evaluated on their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Successful candidates will value the school’s mission and core values, and will support the university’s commitment to community service, equitable care for all, strategic planning, and the intellectual and professional development of all students.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience. The university offers a comprehensive benefits package.

All candidates are required to submit a cover letter describing how they will complement the mission and vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. One complete set of teaching evaluations is optional.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a BSN or ADN plus doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, DNP, EdD) is required. The candidate must meet the following qualifications:

• Doctoral degree in nursing or related field with AGPCNP or FNP certification and /or equivalent combination of experience / training.
• Experience in geriatric nursing care required.
• Demonstrated leadership knowledge and skills to establish and maintain a culture of patient safety.
• Ability to integrate the understanding of the Health System’s and School of Nursing’s mission, vision, core values, commitments and projects within a service-oriented health care environment.
• Excellent organizational skills to determine workload priorities to enable timely completion of tasks.
• Ability to work effectively and independently under pressure with a minimum of direction.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to express ideas assertively, clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
• Exhibits strong listening skills.
• Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with others to secure necessary information and cooperation from a variety of people.
• Ability to work well in a team-based environment.
• Ability to motivate and teach learners.
• Ability to understand and implement the requirements of providing patient care within a highly regulated and constantly changing environment.
• Ability to understand health care issues within a broad perspective, and to apply these issues to the clinical setting.
• Ability to understand and respond to academic teaching and research requirements within the educational setting, and to reconcile potential conflicts these requirements may have with clinical activities.
• Knowledge of personal and/or mainframe computers and software tools, including word processing, spreadsheet, clinical information systems, electronic medical records, and other application packages.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• Knowledge of nursing standards and competencies in ambulatory care, particularly in the care of older adults.
• Ability to incorporate knowledge of Joint Commission and Title 22 (and other regulatory bodies) rules and regulations to ensure that clinic programs and operations are in compliance.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - All candidates are required to submit a cover letter describing how they will complement the mission and vision of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • One Complete Set of Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Sacramento, CA